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Japan Day 1 - Tea
こんにちは Kon'nichiwa (hello) Today I discovered the creative community event called a Tea Ceremony. It is a Japanese cultural activity, which is also called the Way of Tea, that involves the preparation and presentation of matcha (powdered green tea). (More)
16th November 2015
Today is a very exciting day! I am on my way to Japan, but I have to go via China due to North Korea's animosity towards Japan. I am currently in Beijing again, at the airport about to board a plane to Tokyo. I will update as soon as I arrive i (More)
18th November 2015
I am in Tokyo, Japan! The atmosphere here is unlike the past countries that I have visited. North Korea was tense and forced, China was big and loud, and Japan seems to be tranquil, happy, and very busy. Today I have visited a cherry blosso (More)
Manga
Manga is very popular In Japan and around the world. It is something like a comic book where you read from right to left. Some famous manga's are Naruto, One Piece, Detective Conan, Bleach, Death Note and many more. Below is an attempt of writing and (More)
Poetry
A haiku is a form of Japanese poems. It contains three lines and the first line with 5 syllables, second line with 7 syllables and the third line with 5 syllables. Here is my attempt of writing a Haiku. Blooming, small, swaying Spring awakens the (More)
Cultural Tradition
As I am in Japan right now, there are many exciting things that we do not know about Japan. I decided to do come research and I found something that is very popular in Japan - cosplay. These are just a few points I found about cosplay. Defini (More)
Day 2 - Japan
こんにちは Kon'nichiwa (hello) Another interesting book I picked up at the State Library was 'Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes' it was quite a short Japanese story but there were also many other classic Japanese legends and tales inside the book (More)
Creating Manga
Last lesson we read about the survivors from the Hiroshima bombing back in 1945 and created a Manga based on a particular survivor. Father Wilhelm Kleinsorge was one of the six lucky survivors from the Atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombin (More)
Introduction to Japan
Basically in this post I will be talking about what I think I know, what I want to know, and what I expect to learn and discover about Japan. Enjoy! 🙂 What I think I know Japan is a country that embraces their culture. Their culture is rich a (More)
Writing Haiku Poems
Today we were asked to write Haiku poems, traditional Japanese poems that consist of three lines with a set number of syllables per line: 5/7/5.  I was inspired to my write Haiku based on nature, in particular the Cherry Blossoms and flowers of sprin (More)
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